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By Meagan Russell
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Jun 30th, 2022
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Article by Georgiann Potts and Photography by Kelly Moore Clark A family trip to Galveston, Texas, is travel agent Dianne Boyd Newcomer’s earliest travel memory. Even today, decades later, she remembers the joy of jumping waves there with her father and sisters. Her love for travel has been a mainsta...
By Meagan Russell
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May 29th, 2022
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Stuart Keith Scalia is a Monroe girl, through and through. She was born here, has lived her entire life here, found her one true love here, reared a family here, and is one of the happiest people you’d ever care to meet. Stuart is also a very busy woman. She balances a successful career with [&hellip...
By Meagan Russell
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Mar 31st, 2022
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ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTSPHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Rebecca Watson Vizard has spent a lifetime exploring. Although Rebecca’s childhood was spent in Tensas Parish in the tiny town of St. Joseph in northeast Louisiana, her parents saw to it that she had glimpses of the world beyond from an early...
By Meagan Russell
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Mar 1st, 2022
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KRISTIN WOLKART’S JOURNEY TO BECOMING THE PRESIDENT OF ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER BEGAN WITH A LOVE FOR NURSING. SHE TAKES PRIDE IN THE PIVOTAL ROLE ST. FRANCIS PLAYS IN THE NORTHEAST LOUISIANA COMMUNITY. ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTS PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRAD ARENDER AND RHYAN EMERY Not many people who know ...
By Meagan Russell
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Feb 1st, 2022
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ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTSPHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Chief Jimmie Bryant and his wife, Renita, understand the importance of working hard to achieve dreams. Following the examples set especially by their mothers before them, the Bryant’s have embodied the idea that if something is worth having, ...
By Meagan Russell
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Jan 1st, 2022
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ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTS PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Rhonda Grace has a simple message for everyone she meets: “Love God, love others, and love yourself!” Hers has not always been an easy life, but one thing has seen her through it all – her steadfast faith. That faith has led her down many pa...
By Meagan Russell
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Dec 1st, 2021
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ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTS | PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Both Jim and Anne Lockhart meet people easily and with a perceptible warmth. Although neither was born here, these two have been an integral part of this community for almost all of their lives. Each has influenced countless people – young...
By Meagan Russell
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Nov 3rd, 2021
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ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTS | PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Lynda McGehee has spent a lifetime building relationships, personal and professional. Whether caring for her family or for the thousands of individuals who have enjoyed the services of the Ouachita Council on Aging (OCA) during her tenure ...
By Meagan Russell
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Oct 1st, 2021
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ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTS PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK We never know where our life’s journey will take us. Even when there are hints as we are growing up, most of us still have little idea about how we will live out our lives. Gloria J. Clark is no exception. Born and reared by parents [&hellip...
By Meagan Russell
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Sep 1st, 2021
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ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTS PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Sometimes a name just fits. That is certainly the case with Joy Russo Loomis. Those who know her recognize Joy’s joyful spirit, something her mother couldn’t have known when she named her infant daughter. Her mother would, however, recognize...